Fodor's Expert Review Sanctuary of Dionysus
Immediately to the right of the Archaeological Museum is the small Sanctuary of Dionysus, which was erected about 300 BC. Outside the sanctuary you'll find one of the more-boggling sights of ancient Greece: several monuments dedicated to Apollo by the winners of the choral competitions of the Delian festivals, each decorated with a huge phallus, emblematic of the orgiastic rites that took place during the Dionysian festivals. Around the base of one of them is carved a lighthearted representation of a bride being carried to her new husband's home. A marble phallic bird, symbol of the body's immortality, also adorns this corner of the sanctuary.